Clean, green blogging
Written by Monty
This is where we write on the regular about all things compost, sustainability, technology, startups and more. Take a skim below through your favourite topics and make sure to follow our socials to stay up to date each week.
3 Ways Japanese People Compost Without a Garden
Compost is in the spotlight in Japan! Japan currently has 6.12 million tons of waste each year, so it’s great that one of their eco-friendly activities - compost is starting to gain attention. You may have heard of the Japanese bokashi composting, it's time to learn about the three other sustainability initiatives that Japan is doing in the compost space. Barriers for Japan 🗻 Houses and plots are much smaller in Japan than they are in Western countries, so outdoor compost bins aren’t a realistic option. Luckily the Japanese have found innovative ways to compost without a garden. Composting also needs to be user-friendly and convenient for it to really take off in Japan. LFC Compost Despite Japan’s barriers to compost,...
How Monty’s PCB are Made
Recently, the team here at Monty visited our local PCB (printed circuit board) manufacturer Hetch, and we wanted to share all the cool things we learned about the process of how our PCBs are made! The PCBs were designed by Alex Gilmour at Carbon Circuits. We’ll be doing an interview with him soon, so make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss out! A PCB is essentially a building block for electronic devices that allows signals and power to be routed between devices. It looks like a board with lines and pads that connect points together. The board also has layers, like a cake, that connect electronic components of different materials. These layers are then laminated together with heat and...
Green Real Estate is All the Rage
It is no shock that climate change and global warming are an increasing threat in our lives. Many companies are now beginning to realise the role they play in this problem and have begun brainstorming solutions. The construction industry itself contributes to forty percent of worldwide carbon emissions! With many home developers becoming aware of their environmental responsibility and the surge in green home popularity, developers have made some changes to shift to sustainable properties. Developers are now looking at what they can do to enhance their properties by considering LEED Green Building certification: 🗑️ Waste management 🚰 Water management ⚡ Energy efficiency. Two-thirds of realtors have noticed that their clients are interested in green properties and that homes featuring...
Fun and Easy Eco-Friendly Activities for Kids
During the school holidays, sometimes it can feel like it’s hard to come up with ideas to entertain your kids. However, there are tons of fun eco-friendly activities you can do together as a family! Many of these activities are affordable and use materials you probably already own, and they’ll keep your kids entertained for hours!! Below are just a few ideas to get you started. Reading Children are always encouraged to read, so why not read books about nature and the earth together? This is a great way to kill two birds with one stone– kids are reading and they are learning about sustainability! Go to the local library together and see what books stand out! Crafts Teach kids...
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